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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kitchen Disaster (Day Number 4):

It was raining earlier this morning as Kelsey and I went to the Range. I was driving with Sarah again today, and she's still an excellent driver. It was lots of fun. We were in the same car I drove in by myself on Monday. I love that car! It's funny, because as Kelsey and I were walking over to the tower where everyone meets for Drivers Ed, I was telling her how I loved the small blue car and the small silver car -- just because they're so small, have excellent turning radiuses, and are easier to maneuver. It turns out that I got the blue car, and she got the silver car! It was really rather funny.

Today was the day we were tested on all of the drills and maneuvers: Angling and Backing, Angle Parking, Parallel Parking, Stop Signs, Uphill/Downhill Parking, U-Turns, 3-Point Turn, Figure 8 (frontward and backing), and backing in an oval. All of us passed (yes, even Kelsey!) with flying colors! I was so relieved because I didn't want to have to come back and do this for a whole other week.

I was so proud of myself because I didn't knock over ANY cones today, and I managed to do the backing Figure 8 perfectly; only going over the line once! It was really quite an achievement, and I'm very proud of myself.

I'm also very proud of Kelsey, who had hardly any driving experience. From what I saw, she was doing really well on every drill -- as if she had done them all a million times, no problem. She's going to be a really good driver. :)

Lizzy surprised us and met us down at the Range today. She was walking her neighbor's dog, Indie (sorry if I butchered the spelling). We walked up the hill and to her neighbors house, where we made breakfast.

Boy, breakfast was a real challenge. First of all, we had to figure out what on earth we were going to make. We decided on eggs, crepes, and hashbrowns. We took forever to find the pans to cook everything in. And cooking in different pans than we were used to was a challenge in of itself. It's hard cooking in a kitchen you don't know. But we managed.

The toughest challenge was finding a pitcher to make juice in. We could find a pitcher, so we looked in the fridge and discovered there was slim to none Sunny D left in the bottle -- we were making orange juice -- so we used the bottle as our pitcher and made the juice in that. :P It actually tasted really good.

Our crepes were scrambled, the eggs tasted slightly funny, and the hashbrowns were a little dry, but given the circumstances, our breakfast was pretty good.

We didn't use the same vanilla as was at Lizzy's, and we actually didn't laugh as much today. So therefore, I feel completely justified to blame Lizzy's vanilla for our hysteria. Wow, it's been a crazy week.

I've got to put my two cents in for Frances here. She's been at EFY in California all week, and I've missed her like crazy. She's my other friend who understands my oddball personality. ;) But I hope she's having tons of fun (it sounds like it from what she's been texting me (; ) and I can't wait for her to get home next week so we can party!

We also watched Downton Abbey (a BBC television series, I really recommend that you watch it as well!), and got through most of the last episode of the season. The second season comes out in the fall, around October, and none of us can wait!

Well, this has been the first six hours of my day again so far. I might post later if something eventful happens, if not you will hopefully be hearing from me tomorrow! :)

-- Sadie

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Figure 8's (Day Number 3):

As you may have already guessed, Drivers Ed was a big part of my day again. Unlike any of the other days, there were some issues -- car problems, cement and dump trucks driving across the range.

I was driving with Katie today, who is a speedster for sure. Although she is very good at doing those H drills! We were in a tan car, and it had overheating issues. So we had to trade cars with a girl who finished early today. Luckily, that car had no overheating issues.

There's construction going on at the high school, which is why there were cement trucks and dump trucks going in and out today. It really wasn't that bad. We were able to maneuver around them easily with no conflicts or accidents!

Afterward, Kelsey and I went up to Lizzy's again, and we made French toast and eggs. They were delicious! Again, vanilla was a factor in the recipe. Why do I mention vanilla? Well, every day so far, we've had vanilla in our food, and we've laughed hysterically (like 8 minutes straight or longer) for no reason at all usually. We blame it on the vanilla, since it supposedly has teeny tiny alcohol content.

It's an adventure every time we go over to Lizzy's house. We laugh a lot, and have a lot of fun.

When I got home, I cleaned my room (finally!) and got rid of lots of clothes and things. It looks a lot better. Now all I have to do is hang my shelf and I can have my room in full order. It'll be really nice to have that all done.

Around 4:00, we went to my dad's soccer game. My dad made the Utah National Guard soccer team, and they won their game against Xango. My dad made some pretty impressive moves out on the field. He's surprisingly good at soccer.

Afterward, I went with my dad to the driving range and we practiced the Figure 8 (backing), and some backing drills. Then we went and drove around, and now here I am, back at home! It's been a long day, but I've gotten a lot done and it's felt like a very productive day.

I'm really nervous for my Range Test tomorrow -- mostly just for the backwards Figure 8 and oval. Everything else I feel pretty confident about.

So overall, it's been a really good day. I'm eating Brick Oven right now (my FAVORITE restaurant!!!). Their salads are heavenly -- to die for! If you're ever in Provo, I definitely recommend that you eat there at least once. You won't be disappointed.

Well, to all those who are still reading, I hope you had a LOVELY Wednesday! :)

-- Sadie

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shout Out to my Grampa :)

If you're reading this Grampa, I want you to know that I hope you had a FANTASTIC birthday today! :) It was nice going to dinner with you, and being able to see you on the day of your birth. You're the best grampa a girl could ever ask for. Thanks for blessing my life so much and always being there for me and my family. I LOVE YOU!!! <3



Day Number 2:

Up early again. More Drivers Ed, although this time I wasn't driving by myself. I was driving with a girl named Sarah, who is an excellent driver and very nice. She's also very helpful when you can't see the lines you're trying to stay inside of. ;)

I did the Figure 8 flawlessly for my second time today!!!! NO cones knocked over! Yes, you can be proud of me. I know I am. But, like I told Sarah, there is always more room for improvement.

We started being graded on our drills today, and we'll finish up the grading tomorrow. I don't know any of my scores yet, but when I do I'm sure I'll post them on here. Driving on the range is actually very enjoyable. And it's nice to have someone to talk to instead of being all alone.

Today we're going to have a movie party over at a friend's house. It's going to be very interesting, for sure. I'm curious as to how it will turn out. You'll most likely hear something about it from me, either later on today or tomorrow. We're watching Indiana Jones (classic!!!) and Heavyweights -- with Ben Stiller. I don't know what else we'll watch, but I'm sure it'll be fun.

Well, that's all I have to say for now.

Live long and prosper!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Day Number 1:

Well, I suppose I'll start off by saying hello to everyone.

The reason I started this blog was because of my very influential friend; she thought I should try it out, so this is me trying out blogging. :)

My day so far? It's been no less than fantastic. Granted, I got up fairly early, but as Benjamin Franklin said: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." I started out the day with Drivers Ed -- actually driving on the range. I was by myself, but it was fairly nice because I could focus more on staying inside the lines and not knocking over cones. (I'm very proud of myself: I only knocked over two cones, while practicing doing a backing figure 8 several times. It's harder than it seems!)

After Drivers Ed, I went with my good friend Kelsey to our friend Lizzy's house. But upon arrival, Kelsey realized she left her phone back at the range. So I ran with her to get her phone, and then walked back up the hill again. I can say I got my exercise for the day. ;)

We made the most delicious German pancakes, smoothies, and eggs at Lizzy's, with much laughter. MUCH. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. But what do you expect when you put a group of girls together? Certainly not silence.

Those are the highlights of my day so far, mostly because the day isn't over yet, but I figured I should get started on this blog. And I'm really glad that I started. I'm excited to see how this turns out! Thank goodness for friends that are such good examples, and supportive as well. I couldn't have better friends. :)

-- Sadie